DARKER GODS IN THE GARDEN OF LOW HANGING HEAVENS by DAMON DAVIS

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6300 NW 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33150

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Acclaimed post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis will make his debut during Miami’s Art Basel with his exhibition, Darker Gods in The Garden of The Low Hanging Heavens. In his latest afro-surrealism project, Davis calls attention to western fears and infatuations of Blackness by creating a world where the Gods are deities of color reclaiming their identity through the supernatural.

In Darker Gods, Davis explores the function of narrative and its effects on identity and belief systems in communities of color. Using sound, photography, film, illustration and written word, Davis creates modern myths and fables to tell the story of 11 deities whose superhuman characteristics come from negative tropes and cultural ideas of Blackness.

As an artist, photographer, filmmaker, music producer and writer, Davis merges his passions in Darker Gods to create an immersive multi-sensory experience. Fantastical imagery graces the gallery walls and written folklore explains the origins of the gods, while a familiar, yet other-worldly soundtrack plays in the background.

The Darker Gods exhibition parters with “Our Basel” by Smoke Signals Studio which highlights events, exhibitions, actions and music performances that bring attention to artists, organizers and residents in Miami who are working in the service of local issues and concerns in collaboration with visiting artists and organizations. For more information on Smoke Signals Studio and "Our Basel" events visit www.ourbasel.com


GALLERY HOURS: 10 AM - 5PM

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 | 10AM - 5 PM

Private Viewing (RSVP Required)

Thursday, December 06, 2018 | 7PM - 10PM

Opening Reception with Music by Coco & Breezy

Friday, December 07, 2018 | 4PM - 5PM

Artist Talk with Damon Davis and Special Guests Phil Agnew, Artist and Co-founder of Dream Defenders and Patrisse Cullors, Artist and Co-founder of Black Lives Matter (RSVP Required)

Saturday, December 08, 2018 | 7PM - 10PM

Closing Reception presented by Farfetched Records & Smoke Signals Studio

This exhibition is made possible with the support from our partners Farfetched Records, Black Lives Matter, Smoke Signals Studio, Trap Heals, Zeal Publishing, Barret Barrera Projects and Latzero Creative Group.


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